pale into insignificance

Definition of pale into insignificance

chiefly British
:to appear less large or important when compared with something else
  • Your financial debt pales into insignificance when you compare it with mine.

Word by Word Definitions

pale play
  1. : palisade, paling

  2. : one of the stakes of a palisade

  3. : picket

  1. : to enclose with pales : fence

  1. : deficient in color or intensity of color : pallid

  2. : not bright or brilliant : dim

  3. : feeble, faint

  1. : to become pale

  2. : to make pale

  1. : involving or dealing with ancient forms or conditions

  2. : early : primitive : archaic

insignificance play
  1. : the quality or state of being insignificant


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